Now, with hundreds of jobs at stake, the employees are fighting back. They've collected thousands of signatures on a petition to the company and plan to deliver them directly to Giant Food Headquarters on Wednesday. The petition reads:
"We intend to do whatever it takes to preserve our collective bargaining agreement - no matter who owns the stores or what brand they are operated under. We value the protection of our union contract - including allowing current employees to transfer to other locations in the event of a sale or merger. We call on you to respect our loyalty, dedication, and years of service to this company by preserving good jobs in our community."